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Kara’s Goo Hara Is the New Beautiful Face of Estee Lauder Cosmetics

By in News posted Oct March 10th, 2014 No comments

Kara’s Goo Hara looks lovely in her new advertisements for famous cosmetic brand “Estee Lauder.” The idol is a new model for the brand, and she looks great in her recent advertisements.

Goo Hara ties her hair up, but keeps some strands loose for a more wild look in the picture below. She is wearing a strapless dress with a unique design. The dress features intricate cut out patterns.

Goo Hara posted a picture on herself holding lipstick on her Instagram page on March 9 with the accompanying message “ESTEE LAUDER HARA PINK@ coming soon.” It seems that the Hara will have her very own line of pink lipstick! The actress is wearing the same outfit, but she is in front of a mirror in this picture.

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TVXQ Shares that Sunmi, Girl’s Day’s Minah, EXO’s Xiumin and Chen, and More Were Cassiopeias

By in News posted Oct March 10th, 2014 No comments

Now ten years in the business, the TVXQ members shared some of the idol singers today that they inspired.


On March 10, TVXQ went on MBC FM4U’s Afternoon Hope Song with DJ Kim Shin Young. The members said out of all the choreographies out there today in K-pop, they found Sunmi’s dance for Full Moon was the best.

“I talked about this with Yunho hyung yesterday, but Sunmi’s choreography is really nice. Very classy,” said Changmin.


Yunho agreed, saying the concept was pretty clear. “I didn’t know she would create a full moon with her hand.”

Continuing on the topic, Yunho said when he first met Sunmi, she told him that she was part of TVXQ’s official fanclub. “The number of junior singers who were in our fanclub is growing

ZE:A’s Siwan Appears in Teaser for New Vocal Group “SoReal’s” Debut Single “Heart Speaks”

By in News posted Oct March 10th, 2014 No comments

Star Empire Entertainment‘s new four member vocal group “SoReal” has released a teaser image featuring ZE;A‘s Siwan from their upcoming debut music video “Heart Speaks.” The image was released on SoReal’s Twitter page on March 10 and shows a sad image of Siwan. The idol is under the same management group of SoReal, and his appearance should help the new group get more attention.

In the teaser image, Im Siwan is sobbing as if he lost a loved one. What can we expect from the new music video? Find out when it is released on March 13.

SoReal’s debut album “So Real Story” will be released on March 13. Below is the track list for the upcoming album. The four member group is composed of members Byun Jang Moon, Kang Sung Ho, Rhu Philip, and Joo Dae Gun

Shinji of Koyote Confesses to Having No Plans to Marry

By in News posted Oct March 9th, 2014 No comments

Shinji of legendary dance group Koyote has opened up about her thoughts on marriage, a topic close to any woman’s heart.

On the March 9 episode of SBS’ “1000 Song Challenge,” many popular solo artists and idol group GOT7 participated in the playful singing competition.

Shinji caught everyone’s eye with her fresh and slim look, which she said is the result of her recent diet. “I have given up drinking, and am trying to stick to it,” she revealed.

As Shinji is known to be in a relationship with basketball player Yoo Byung Jae, MC Jang Yoo Jung asked, “Just asking, but are you not jealous of me?” referring to her being happily married.

“I have not thought about marriage plans yet

Im Seung Dae

By in Actor posted Oct March 6th, 2014 No comments

Name: 임승대 / Im Seung Dae
Also know as: Lim Seung Dae
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1971-Feb-08
Height: 178cm
Weight: 67kg
Star sign: Aquarius

TV Shows

TV Novel Bok Hee (KBS2, 2011)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Sign (SBS, 2011)
Call of the Country (KBS2, 2010)
Father’s Place (SBS, 2009)
Partner (KBS2, 2009)
Spotlight (SBS, 2008)
Queen of Ahyun (MBC, 2007)
The Devil (KBS2, 2007)

Movies

Hanji (2011)
Moss (2010)
Scandal Makers (2008)
Big Bang (2007)
Righteous Ties (2006)
The Unbearable Lightness of Dating (2006)
Arang (2006)
The Big Scene (2005)
Public Enemy 2 (2004)
Two Guys (2004)
Someone Special (2004)
A Man Who Went to Mars (2003)
Make It Big (2002)
Public Enemy (2002)
Guns and talks (2001)


Lordbordem’s Weekly Ramblings – Think Happy Thoughts, Think AOA Penguins

By in News posted Oct March 6th, 2014 No comments

I confess, I’ve been a bit of a Negative Nancy over the last couple weeks. It’s not good for the olde stress levels to be a cranky old bloke for so long. To remedy this rather long period of negativity, I thought it would be nice to talk about some of the positive stuff I’ve seen over the last couple weeks and stuff that I see a lot of future potential in. This however will mean delving back into my AOA Penguin theory.

Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole. Trust me, the rest of the team is quite normal.

Mark My Word, AOA Will Be the Next Big Thing

About two weeks ago, I proposed my grand “General Theory of AOA Penguin-ness” and almost immediately it was swiftly ignored for the nonsense that it truly is

SHINee’s Key, ZE:A’s Hyungsik, and Kahi to star in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ musical

By in News posted Oct March 4th, 2014 No comments
Kahi as well as SHINee"s Key and ZE:A"s Hyungsik have been cast as leads in the upcoming "Bonnie and Clyde" musical.

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Though this is Kahi"s musical debut, Key and Hyungsik were previously cast in last year"s production. The former After School star as well as musical actress Lee So Yeon will be playing Bonnie, while Key, Hyungsik, and Uhm Ki Jun will be playing the charismatic Clyde.

The "Bonnie and Clyde" musical will start off on April 15 until June 29 at the BBC Art Center"s BBC Hall, and tickets will open on March 11.

What do you think about the matchups?




“Man From the Stars” Popularity Is Through the Roof in China

By in News posted Oct March 2nd, 2014 No comments

Even in China, the popularity of “Man From the Stars” is through the roof.

One current events program on the Chinese station CCTV features a nine-minute corner titled “Professor Do, Are You From a Star?” On this program, they relay news that’s related to “Man From the Stars,” such as how four of the five most searched items on Chinese social networking sites Weibo and Baido are from the Korean show, and that the popularity of “Man From the Stars” is such that people are waiting in line for over two hours to buy Korean magazines and buy Korean fried chicken.

Following statistics from March 2, Jun Ji Hyun is the most searched personality on Weibo, and Kim Soo Hyun is 10th, with a follower count of over 4,600,000

Lordbordem’s Weekly Ramblings – Goodbye May Seem Forever and Like the End

By in News posted Oct February 27th, 2014 No comments

I’ve now been promoted as the official penguin of the Soompi network, hence why I have that awesome “Le Penguin Officiel” tag in the comment section. Thanks to our dear leader, soomp, for that amazing addition. You should start seeing the other editors and writers on the team getting their own unique tags over the coming weeks.

Anyway first point of business for the official penguin is to discuss the age old question of when to call it quits, because nothing really lasts forever.

Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole

SHINee’s Key and Infinite’s Woo Hyun are ToHeart, SUJU’s Ryeowook Wants to Be in a Unit Group and More

By in News posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments
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SNSD’s Taeyeon posted a photo of herself with a stuffed animal on her Instagram on February 21, writing “I’m interested. Can I like you?”

2NE1’s Minzy shared a photo along with a series of hashtags referencing the girl group’s upcoming tour on February 20, writing “AON Band #2ne1 #ALLORNOTHING #MINZY #crush#03010302 #Rehearsal #Workhard.”

Sandara Park tweeted a photo of herself practicing guitar, writing “Enjoying some time to myself in between concert rehearsals. Because I don’t have the luxury of a personal life these days, so I’m trying to make the most of the situation. I pack everything, from exercise equipment to my guitar and even food, to take care of things at the rehearsal space ㅋㅋㅋ

Supernova, 2PM and Girl′s Day to Head to Japan

By in News posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments

Mnet′s M COUNTDOWN is heading to Japan for its first global tour stop of 2014, and it′s bringing in an all-star lineup.


Supernova, 2PM and Girl′s Day have been confirmed to appear at M COUNTDOWN- No.1 Artist of Spring 2014 on April 2 at Yokohama Area.

All three artists ranked on M COUNTDOWN′s weekly charts during the first quarter of the year, and is an indication of the stars to anticipate.

Supernova is currently one of the most active K-Pop idol groups in Japan, as the group last performed at Yokohama Arena in 2013, bringing in 12,000 fans.

2PM, which made its Japanese debut in 2011, also has significant popularity in Japan, noted through its recent Japan tour and latest studio album, Genesis of 2PM, which topped the Japan Oricon Chart

2AM′s Lim Seulong, ZE:A′s Im Si Wan and More Attend ′Marie Claire Film Festival′

By in News posted Oct February 20th, 2014 No comments
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From idols to actors, Korea′s top stars gathered at M Cube in Seoul′s Chungdam Cine City on February 19 for the Marie Claire Film Festival.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Spring Summer Fall Winter are in winter mode

From idols to actors, Korea′s top stars gathered at M Cube in Seoul′s Chungdam Cine City on February 19 for the Marie Claire Film Festival.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Kim Ji Su tops off her look with a hat

From idols to actors, Korea′s top stars gathered at M Cube in Seoul′s Chungdam Cine City on February 19 for the Marie Claire Film Festival

KBS America and L.A. Korean Association to Host a Free K-Pop Concert In L.A.

By in News posted Oct February 19th, 2014 No comments

KBS America and the Los Angeles Korean Association will be joining together to host KBS’ music program, “Open Concert (L.A. K-Pop Festival)” to be held on April 12. It will be the biggest event in its history.

On February 10, KBS America and L.A. Korean Association held a press conference announcing the free “Open Concert” to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 12.

The hosts announced the event will be held in celebration of the “111th Anniversary of Koreans in America L.A. K-Pop Festival.”

The concert will begin at 5:30 PM PST and last for about three hours. It will be broadcasted in 88 different countries making it the largest scale event in KBS history. There will be a total of 14 guests including top K-Pop idol groups and singers

Lordbordem’s Weekly Ramblings – Not Enough Feel Good in My K-Pop

By in News posted Oct February 19th, 2014 No comments

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of Shirokuma Cafe, also called Polar Bear’s Cafe in good olde English. It’s one of those daily life snapshot shows, one that doesn’t have some sort of complex or deep overarching story plot. Instead it tells the tale of a town where talking animals and people live together in relative harmony.

I bring this up because the show has given me two interesting thoughts to dwell on.

That AOA sort of reminds me of the seven Penguin sisters in the anime (Maybe it’s because of AOA’s miniskirt album photo?). There is quite a lack of “Feel Good” content in the K-Pop music world.

Obviously can’t discuss both items so lets pick the most important one to ramble on this week.

Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything

Jung Ho Bin

By in Actor posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

Name: 정호빈 / Jung Ho Bin (Jeong Ho Bin)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1969-Apr-08
Height: 182cm
Weight: 73kg
Star sign: Aries

TV Series

The Equator Man (KBS2, 2012)
God of War (MBC, 2012)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS, 2011)
Athena: Goddess of War (SBS, 2010)
All My Love (MBC, 2010)
Byul Soon Geom 3 (MBC DramaNet, 2010)
Chuno (KBS2, 2010) cameo
Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (SBS, 2010)
IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
Queen Seon Duk (MBC, 2009)
Boys Before Flowers (KBS2, 2009)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
Time Between Dog and Wolf (MBC, 2007)
H.I.T (MBC, 2007) cameo
The Book of Three Han (MBC, 2006)
Resurrection (KBS2, 2005)
All In (SBS, 2003)

Movies

Shadowless Sword (2005)
Marrying the Mafia II (2005)
Cello (2005)
None of Your Cheek (2004)
My Brother (2004)
Windstruck (2004)
Taegukgi (2004)
Mr

“God’s Gift – 14 Days” Reveals First Stills of Baro

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

The first drama stills of B1A4’s Baro in his upcoming SBS Monday-Tuesday drama “God’s Gift – 14 Days” have been released.

He’ll be taking on a fairly challenging role as Young Gyu, a character with a mental age of a six year old, who spared no effort to save his friend Saet Byul (Kim Yoo Bin) from a murderer.

Filming for this scene was carried out on February 10 at a villa in Hanam-shi, Gyeonggi-do. Baro seemed to be well immersed in character, looking nothing like his B1A4 idol rapper self. He appeared to be shabbily dressed with holes in his socks, and looked unable to express himself clearly in the stills.

From time to time, Baro would greet fans who had gathered to watch the filming. He was also said to have been the mood maker on the set of “God’s Gift

B.A.P vs. CN Blue

By in News posted Oct February 13th, 2014 No comments

The remainder of February is expected to be a war zone as the idol elite return this month, and this week, we’re featuring the first batch of comeback boys in our K-Pop Battle.

B.A.P

B.A.P kicked off the competition earlier this month with the release of its latest album First Sensibility, and the boys’ plan of attack has been to butter up fans with title track 1004 (Angel).

In addition to cheering the boys on at music shows, B.A.P’s fans, or BABYs, are expected to mobilize next month when B.A.P attacks Seoul with an exclusive two-day concert on March 8 and 9.

CN Blue

Globetrotting idol band CN Blue has finally returned home to Korea from a whirlwind world tour, and the boys are kicking off the homecoming celebrations with a new album set to be released at the end of the month

EXO’s Kai and SHINee’s Taemin to Be Featured on Upcoming SBS Special

By in News posted Oct February 13th, 2014 No comments

What is the meaning of “the 10,000-hour rule?” No matter the innate talent in someone, in order to become an expert, 10,000 hours of practice and study are needed. On February 16, the SBS special “Determination: 10,000 Hours” will uncover the secrets of those 10,000 hours.

 -Analyzing the 10,000 hours of hard-working idols

What do the representative hard-working idols U-know Yunho (TVXQ), Taemin (SHINee), and Kai (EXO) have in common? On average, idols debut after about a 3-5 year training period. What’s crucial is that in that same amount of time, some learn and grow exponentially, and others don’t. Among the many theories set forth by educational and social psychologists, the SBS special searches for the answers to our questions

Jun Sung Hwan

By in Actor posted Oct February 12th, 2014 No comments

Name: 전성환 / Jun Sung Hwan (Jeon Seong Hwan)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1945
Birthplace: South Korea

TV Shows

New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010) cameo
Two Wives (SBS, 2009)
A Man’s Story (KBS2, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Someday (OCN, 2006)

Movies

A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008)
Art of Fighting (2005)
The Bow (2005)
Sword in the Moon (2003)


VIXX’s Hyuk Graduates from High School

By in News posted Oct February 11th, 2014 No comments

Hyuk of male group VIXX is now a high school graduate!

He and fellow group members Ravi, Ken, Leo, Hongbin and N attended the graduation ceremony of Hanrim Entertainment Arts High School held on February 11 at 10.30am. Krystal of f(x), Subin of Dal Shabet, Dongho of U-KISS, among others, have graduated the same high school.

The idol talked about leaving his teen years behind, “I am honored to be able to graduate with my friends. I will cherish this as a meaningful and unforgettable memory,” and continued, “Our members congratulated me, and also their mothers called me to say congratulations